I had a job interview a couple of weeks ago

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  1. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    I had a job interview a couple of weeks ago (EDIT: GOT THE JOB!!!)

    and another company (outsourced) called to verify employment at my current place of employment. Am I correct in thinking that this may be a good sign that they want me because from what I understand, it is very expensive to get background checks on people. Does anyone have some words to say about this subject? I am trying to not get too excited about it, but I really love this job.
     
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  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Depends on the company. Some companies prefer to have a background check since it reduces liability.

    Still a check (and clearance) usually makes you a very attractive candidate. Keep us posted and best of luck :)
     
  3. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    thanks :) will do.
     
  4. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Some places of business will do a background check. I've looked at the prospects of an internship at Sandia. Not only do they do a thorough background check, but one has to mail the application in, get cleared for an interview etc.

    BTW, Sandia National Labs is located on the local air force base here in Albuq, NM. They're very much involved in R&D for the DoD, and as such probably check potential applicants more then others would. It does seem a good place from which one could start/advance a career if one could get an internship.

    If they're calling you after a job interview, it does suggest they're interested in following up with ya. This is a good sign, albeit it doesn't mean you'll get hired for sure. If you turned them away during the interview, they would have just tossed the application and not given it another thought, let along called you afterwards...

    Good luck :)
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I had a background check done before I was accepted for the internship I'm currently doing. As has been mentioned already, it's a pretty good sign. Good luck! :)
     
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  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It took me 3 months to get security clearance... fortunatly I had just started :)
     
  7. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    It totally depends on the level of the clearance your getting... if your getting a T.S. clearance, then they will probably send you a contingency hire notice... meaning.. if you Brad, get said clearance.. we will hire you at this rate... yada yada... they do this because of how long it takes to get an interim T.S. If you are just getting an S then it normally takes about 3 months on avg to start... don't get upset at the wait (I know how frustrating it can be) just from time to time, every 3-4 weeks let them know you are still waiting to hear from them

    Good luck... :)
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I had to get SC and DV (defence vetting)
     
  9. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    I will be doing phone and computer based tech support for them so I don't think it is anything based upon security clearance.
     
  10. Mastershakes

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    As long as you have OSNN clearance we are a go.


    :)
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Thats the hardest one to get of all :p
     
  12. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    WOOHOO!!!

    I got the job!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
     
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  13. ~bk

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    Congrats Brad! :)
     
  14. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Grats!
     
  15. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Wow nice one man :)
    Another OSNNite in the industry, soon my pretties...
    bwhahhahahaha
     
  16. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Congrats...

    And some people's observations matched. Sandia, was telling people to apply 1 year in advance....
     
  17. Petros

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    Wow! Congrats on getting the job! Couple of quick questions: how did you find out about your job, and what kind of education did it require? I'm about to start putting my resume out all over the place and wanted to get some ideas.
     
  18. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    I found it on Monster.com. I looked basically every day and applied for stuff that I was qualified for, not qualified for, and over qualified for. I have an Associates in Applied Science for Information Systems/Network Administration and Support.
     
  19. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    woot i start tomorrow...soooo flippin nervous.
     
  20. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Take a few deep breaths... :D Don't want to show up your first day on the job looking the same way I did when I took my driving test, back when I was still in HS :eek:

    Lets just say that during the driving test, I sweat so hard, that my shirt was soaked around the arm pits a good 6-9" away from them by the time I got outa the car :eek: Much too obvious :laugh:

    Gook luck and all...